Caffé latte as we Americans know it is far different from it’s European counterpart. In Europe, caffé latte consists of one part espresso and three parts frothed milk, the two poured simultaneously into a large bowl or wide mouth cup. It is the favorite breakfast drink of southern Europeans. Here in America we have our own version or versions depending on where we live and who is making the latte. Usually the proportions are the same but, with the wide variety of flavorings available, an extra element is added to the latte which changes the whole equation. Caffé latte is often one part espresso to two and one half parts frothed milk and the extra ½ part is a flavoring. Then it is often topped with whipping cream. All in all, American Caffé Latte is almost a dessert with the delicious flavors, creams, and toppings which make it sinfully decadent. In keeping with the idea of exploring new and flavorful delights, i offer these recipes for you to try. Please check back often as we will be posting a new recipe every month.
Banana Nut Toffee Latte
1/4oz each of the following flavored syrups: Banana, Hazelnut, Caramel, Coffee. 2oz of hot fresh Espresso. HOT steamed/foamed milk. Hazelnut topping powder.
1. Pour flavored syrups into a 12 oz cup add the hot fresh Espresso. 2. Fill with HOT steamed/foamed milk. 3. Stir once around lifting upwards to bring the syrups up. 4. Drip a teaspoon of Banana flavored syrup on the foamy top. 5. Finally, top with Hazelnut topping powder.
Mocha Mint Latte
I ¾ oz thick Chocolate Syrup. ½ oz Cream de Menthe syrup. 2 oz Hot Freshly Brewed Espresso. Hot steamed/foamed milk. Chocolate topping powder. Shaved Chocolate.
1. Pour chocolate syrup into a 12 oz cup. 2. Add espresso. 3. Fill with Hot steamed/foamed milk. 4. Stir once around lifting from the bottom to bring the syrups up. 5. Top with whipped cream. 6. Sprinkle with Chocolate topping powder and shaved Chocolate.
Raspberry Truffle Latte
1½ oz Chocolate syrup. 1½ oz. Raspberry syrup. 2oz Hot fresh Espresso. Steamed/foamed milk. Whipping cream. Chocolate Raspberry topping powder.
1. Pour the syrups into a 12 oz cup. 2. Add 2oz Hot fresh Espresso. 3. Fill with steamed/foamed milk. 4. Stir once around lifting from the bottom to bring the syrups up. 5. Top with whipped cream. 6. Drizzle ½ teaspoon Raspberry syrup on the top of the whipped cream peak. 7. Sprinkle with Chocolate Raspberry topping powder. 8. Garnish with a single chocolate curl.
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